Robin LaFevers

Robin LaFevers is the author of two very successful middle-grade series—Theodosia Throckmorton and Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist—both published under the name R. L. LaFevers. Grave Mercy is Robin’s first venture into young adult fiction and the novel she feels she was meant to write.

Raised on a steady diet of fairy tales, Bulfinch’s Mythology, and nineteenth-century poetry, Robin, not surprisingly, grew up to be a hopeless romantic. Though she has never trained as an assassin or joined a convent, she did attend Catholic school for three years, which instilled in her a deep fascination with sacred rituals and the concept of the Divine. She has been on a search for answers to life’s mysteries ever since.

While many of those answers still elude her, she was lucky enough to find her one true love, and is living happily ever after with him in the foothills of Southern California. Visit Robin’s website at to read her blog, connect with her on social media, learn about her research, and more.